|Angela Quarles and me|
I had a fantastic time: met fabulous people (See the picture? PROOF), attended fantastic classes, pitched to agents, and danced at the Steampunk and Corset Maggies Ball until my poor lil' feet blistered and my legs strongly discouraged any kind of bending, squatting, or kneeling.
Now it's time for the follow-up. For those of you who have had the opportunity to pitch at a conference, here's your chance: Actually (e-)mailing in your requested works puts you ahead of the game. Agents complain that their pitches rarely follow through, meaning that when a writer does, the query gets a serious look.
Show how professional you are and send that requested manuscript/partial manuscript in. It shows you're professional enough to follow through, and you're serious about your career. So do it! The usual time frame I hear is to send in within 1 month maximum, giving you just enough time to make last-minute fixes with whatever you've learned at conference.
Who else went to Moonlight and Magnolias? What did you learn?